[OS X TeX] Encoding problem with TexShop 3.5.9 and 3.6.0

Rolf Schmolling rolf.schmolling at alumni.TU-Berlin.de
Fri Feb 12 14:54:07 EST 2016

Hi Dick,

that is very helpful and interesting! So I did select the right encoding in the preference tab (check 1) 

Through some trial and error I got these starting lines for my preamble:

%!TEX TS-program = pdflatex
%!TEX encoding = MacOSRoman

\documentclass[DIV=calc,fontsize=10pt, paper=a4, enlargefirstpage,%DINmtext
fromalign=right,%Ausrichtung des Absenderbriefkopfes
fromphone=true,%Eigene Telefonnummer im Briefkopf
fromurl=true,%Homepageadresse im Briefkopf
fromemail=true,%Eigene E-Mailadresse im Briefkopf
%parskip=half, %für Absätze ohne Ersteinzug aber 1/3 Zeile Absatzabstand
fromrule=aftername%für unter dem Absendernamen, alternativ: true,für Linie unter dem Absenderbriefkopf

Looks alright to you?

The different names for settings are indeed quite confusing for my humble self (say: [applemac]{inputenc} and encoding = MacOSRoman)

Now I have to re-read the new helpfile on encodings and try to wrap my mind around it. 

Hopefully all questions are resolved, then.

Thanks a lot!

Best regards and a nice weekend


> Am 12.02.2016 um 20:24 schrieb Richard Koch <koch at uoregon.edu>:
> Rolf,
> One of the problems is that Apple has defined localizations for various
> encoding names. TeXShop uses these localizations. For instance,
> 	MacOSRoman 
> is translated by Apple to
> 	Westeuropasch (Mac OS Lateinisch)
> To help you slightly, I enclose the source code file Encodings.strings(German),
> giving the German translations of encoding names we use in the U.S.
> Dick Koch
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